Jameis Winston, Florida State Quarterback Accused of Rape, Wins Heisman


Jameis Winston, the Florida State quarterback accused of rape, has been awarded the Heisman Trophy.

Via CNN:

Winston, who was considered a frontrunner by many college analysts, led the top-ranked Seminoles to an undefeated regular season and a chance to play for a national championship in January. “It’s a blessing. I don’t even know what’s going on right now, honestly. I’m just so happy. I’m overwhelmed,” Winston told an audience during the presentation in New York.
But even as Winston became only the second redshirt freshman to win the Heisman, questions swirled about a rape allegation made against him more than a year ago but made public only last month.

Prosecutors declined to press charges against Winston. An attorney for the complainant held a press conference on Friday. For more on this story please see here and here.

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